V. I.   Lenin


Written: Written at the end of September or the beginning of October 1915
Published: First published in 1929 in Lenin Miscellany XI. Sent from Sörenberg to Berne. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 358.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear G. L.,

I simply cannot understand what’s happening to Radek. I have asked him repeatedly for:

(1) a copy of our (i.e., the C.C.+Letts+P.S.D.+Swedes+ Norwegians+Borchardt+Platten) draft resolution (in German)[1];

(2) a copy of our (the same groups’) statement at the conference on the voting (why we, though not in agreement with the manifesto, vote for);

(3) a copy of our (the same groups+Roland-Holst) statement of protest against Ledebour’s ultimatum.[2]

Radek does not reply!

And I must have them for the Central Organ.

Please, do call on him and find out what’s wrong. (If Radek hasn’t got them, can Grimm really be refusing to have a copy made? That would be the height of impudence!)



[1] The draft resolution proposed at the Zimmerwald Conference by the Left.

[2] A statement on Ledebour’s peremptory demand that the Conference should not pass a resolution prohibiting organisations attending the Conference from voting for war credits (he said the   question should be decided on the strength of each country’s strategic position). The statement was quoted in Sotsial-Demokrat No. 47, October 13, 1915 (“Two Statements at the International Conference”).

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